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Right to sustainable urban development

1. a) All city inhabitants have the right to quality urban development, with a focus on social integration and with adequate and environmentally-friendly public transport.

b) All city inhabitants have the right to electricity, gas and other sources of energy at home, school and in the workplace, within an ecologically sustainable city.
 
2. The city ensures that urban development is undertaken with a harmonious balance among all its neighborhoods, in order to prevent social segregation.
 
The city takes the necessary measures to achieve a healthy urban environment, and makes particular efforts to consistently improve air quality, and reduce inconveniences caused by noise and traffic.
 
The city is equipped with an efficient public transport system that reaches all neighborhoods in a balanced manner.
 
The city guarantees equal access to gas, electricity and other sources of energy, in sufficient quality and quantity, to all its inhabitants.
 
The city prohibits cuts in the supply of gas, electricity and other sources of energy for people in precarious situations who show low levels of consumption.
 
3. In fulfilling their responsibility, city inhabitants act in a manner that respects the environment and promotes energy saving and the good use of public installations, including public transportation. The inhabitants also participate in collective community efforts to promote quality urban planning and sustainable development, for the benefit of current and future generations.
 
Suggested Action Plan
 
Short-term
 
a) Adopt measures aimed at raising awareness among city inhabitants of their responsibility in the processes of climate change and biodiversity destruction, and at determining the ecological footprint of the city itself, to identify priority action areas;
 
b) Adopt preventive measures to combat pollution and the disorganized occupation of land and environmentally protected areas, including energy saving, waste management and reutilization, recycling, expansion and conservation of green spaces;
 
c) Adopt measures against corruption in urban development and against incursion in protected natural land;
 
d) Adopt measures to promote collective transportation services, free or with low fares, to all the city's inhabitants and progressively introduce environmentally-friendly public transport services;
 
e) Where competent, adopt regulations prohibiting cuts of electricity, gas and other sources of energy for people in a precarious situation with a very low level of consumption.
 
Mid-term
 
a) Approval of urban and inter-urban mobility plans based on a public transport system that is accessible, affordable and adequate for different environmental and social (gender, age and disability) needs;
 
b) Installation of the necessary equipment in the mobility and traffic system, and adaptation of all buildings used by the public, work and recreational places to ensure access for the disabled;
 
c) Review urban development plans to ensure that no neighborhood or community is excluded, and that they all have the elements required for an urban center. Planning shall be transparent and organized, based on priorities, with greater efforts on the most disfavored neighborhoods;
 
d) Metropolitan, and potentially regional and national planning in terms of urban development, public transportation and environmental sustainability;
 
c) Establish tiered rates where energy would be either almost free or charged a small amount in case of very low consumption. The rates would increase with a higher consumption in order to penalize energy waste;
 
e) Promotion of sustainable and diverse technologies for energy supply;
 
f) Establish measures that contribute to the protection of biodiversity on a local scale.